Flashcards in Ch. 22: Care Of Pt W/ Cancer Deck (12):
Advanced cancer often have an impact on:
Immunity and clotting
Peripheral Nerve Sensory Perception
Central Motor and Sensory Function
Respiratory and Cardiac Function
Comfort and Quality of Life
Pts with anemia usually has (sx)?
Cancer has a negative impact on the adult’s?
Physical and psychological functioning and quality of life
Decreases the # of red blood cells, and it causes thrombocytopenia (decrease number of platelets), resulting in impaired clotting
Changes may be caused by the disease or by cancer treatment, especially chemotherapy
How does it Develop?
Extreme body wasting and malnutrition
Develops from an imbalance between food intake and energy use and may occur despite adequate nutrition intake
What are some approaches suggested to maintain good nutrition during cancer treatment?
Eat a healthy diet rich and complex carbohydrates (fiber) and protein
Eating smaller and frequent meals
Taking nutritional supplements for drinks between meals
Neurotoxic Chemotherapy Agents
Injures peripheral nerves, leading to peripheral neuropathy with reduced sensory perception
Patients with chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) report loss of sensation, especially in the lower extremities
Sx of CIPN?
Numbness, tingling, neuropathic pain, and changes in gait and balance
What is the purpose of cancer management?
To cure or control the disease will minimizing the side effects of therapy
The types of Cancer therapy
Immunotherapy (Biological response modifiers, molecularly targeted therapy)
Therapy use on cancer depends on what?
1. Type of cancer
2. Whether the cancer can spread (metastasis)
3. Overall health and functional status of the patient